May 17th marked the beginning of Chab Dai’s annual Member’s Meeting. Bright and early at 8am over 170 individuals from 61 organizations met in a sprawling meeting room on the second floor of the Cambodiana Hotel. The morning began with a devotional focused on the importance of working together and the part each person and organization plays in the fight for human rights.
acebook has over 2 billion active users over the world. That’s a lot of single unified data input. Netflix analyzes the data from the 120 million users subscribed to their platform. Everything from what shows you watch, to how long you watch them, and what episode it takes to get you to finish a season. This data is used to make money. Facebook uses its data to sell to advertisers. Netflix uses the data to create programming that users will enjoy watching. Anti-trafficking uses data to fight trafficking.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt
Over 2 billion people from across the world have signed up for Facebook. Today, it is a social media empire and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is worth $56 billion. In its early years, Facebook sought to connect people and improve communication between friends virtually and almost instantly, now Facebook has greater visions like bringing the world closer together and giving people the power to build communities.
Chab Dai recently held their annual Learning Week. Learning week is a time for all of Chab Dai to come together and celebrate victories for every department and project. It is also a time for improvements to be made, for thoughts to be expressed, and ideas to be discussed. Like iron sharpening iron, we had the chance to sharpen each other this week!